Leslie Doran

Position: Special to the Herald

Review Author finds ‘hope in the high country’

Pam Houston’s newest book, “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country,” is a magical blend of essays that are somehow both memoir and autobiography. She manages to beautifully marry her life...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Latest National Park Mystery story a must-read

In his new National Park Mystery series, “Arches Enemy,” local author Scott Graham takes his hero to the area of Moab, Utah. Chuck Bender of Bender Archaeological has arrived in the fall. He is...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

C.J. Box’s ‘Wolf Pack’ a fast-paced thriller

“Wolf Pack” by C. J. Box is the 19th novel featuring intrepid Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. One of the best things about a Pickett adventure is that there will always be a mix of domestic drama...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Maria’s Bookshop to host a mystery extravaganza

Durangoans will be treated to a trio of Colorado mystery writers Thursday at Maria’s Bookshop. The featured authors are Scott Graham, Emily Littlejohn and Margaret Mizushima. Graham’s newest...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Above the Rim

New kids’ book explores country’s national parks

Durango author Kate Siber has recently published her first children’s book, National Parks of the U.S.A. This book is beautifully executed with wonderful illustrations by Los Angeles artist Chris...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Review: Best children’s books for Christmas

Wow! It’s that time of year again. Hopefully, Santa’s sleigh will be filled with books that will charm and engage young readers. Here are some stellar choices that will enchant all year long: For...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

New young adult book The Luckiest Scar on Earth educates, entertains

Just in time for spring break, author Ana Spagna breaks into fiction in a big way with her young adult novel The Luckiest Scar on Earth. This is a classic coming-of-age story with a twist. This is...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Indelible is a remarkable first novel

The debut novel Indelible by Adelia Saunders, who grew up in Durango, is a complex, intriguing and compelling tale. Saunders shares the story of Magdalena, a young Lithuanian woman living in...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

‘Hour of the Bees’ a great summer read for young teens

Hour of the Bees by Linsay Eagar, a debut novel for young teens, is a perfect story for summer readers to keep them entertained indoors during the current heat wave. Hopefully, there will many more...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Hillerman stands alone in spotlight of new novel

Anne Hillerman continues her father’s legacy while forging her own literary path with the release of her second novel, Rock with Wings. She will sign and read excerpts from her book Saturday...

DATE: May 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

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